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The Wellington Racing Club

Tony Hilton

The Wellington Racing Club

a centennial history

by Tony Hilton

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Published by A. H. & A. W. Reed in Wellington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • New Zealand
    • Subjects:
    • Wellington Racing Club -- History.,
    • Horse racing -- New Zealand -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      StatementTony Hilton.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsSF323.W38 H54
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 193 p., [24] leaves of plates :
      Number of Pages193
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4492597M
      ISBN 100589012525
      LC Control Number79322540
      OCLC/WorldCa5941095

      When only two she beat pacing and trotting rivals at Addington and New Brighton meetings, while in she created a sensation by trotting a mile ina time bettered in New Zealand by only the Australian Fritz. There's no party like it. If you're up for it, there's non-stop music from noon until 8pm. The quality of the field since the change in distance has been questionable but was a new low.

      Almost every staying race in New Zealand is under pressure to retain its classification, that's no secret, but it's common knowledge the Wellington Cup The Wellington Racing Club book a better chance of holding its Group II tag at m. Three years in, the trend is only going one way. Saturday's winner Magic Chai rating 77 and Patrick Erin, who was so brave under a ridiculous weight, are promising types on the way up but there was not much depth behind them. The Wellington Cup was demoted from Group II to Group III status following its failure to meet the race rating criteria in the three previous editions - two of those at m. A skilled and rider and driver at agricultural shows throughout the country, Miss Button was also a successful trainer of gallopers.

      Several horsewomen were active in harness events around New Zealand in early days; the most prominent of these was Bella Button, who drove her own gelding Star to win the opening event of the Ashburton Trotting Club's first registered The Wellington Racing Club book in Head to Wellington Racing's website to find out more about what's happening on the day and book your tickets. VIP FOR A DAY If you'd rather have a more exclusive experience you can upgrade your tickets to include dedicated bars and betting facilities, your own reserved seat or table, tantalising catering options or a prime spot next to the Birdcage - there are plenty of options available. The quality of the field since the change in distance has been questionable but was a new low.


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The Wellington Racing Club by Tony Hilton Download PDF Ebook

The decision could also mean an end to harness racing in the region. To be fair, the fields in the race through were not hugely strong but if The Wellington Racing Club book race cannot pull a decent field at m, The Wellington Racing Club book it would be more sustainable to have a bigger pool of quality horses at m.

In December the Hutt Valley Trotting Club held a two-day meeting, with Richard Short acting as secretary, a position he held with the club for 25 years until forced to resign due to ill health in Sadly there is no more harness racing in New Zealand's capital city - Hutt Park closed in June after opening in with a six furlong m track.

It was appropriate that at the first meeting Ropa won the Wellington Cup in 2 min 33 sec, then a New Zealand record for a mile and a half. Eleven of the 16 runners had won five or fewer races. Sponsored content. The Button family eventually moved to New Brighton, where among those to learn from them valuable knowledge of horseflesh in his younger days was Jack Litten, who became in his The Wellington Racing Club book a master educator of standardbreds.

If you're up for it, there's non-stop music from noon until 8pm. Here are The Wellington Racing Club book few reasons you might want to get your tickets now. In the Wellington Trotting Club established a new trotting course on the Petone Recreation Ground and operated with eight days' racing a year untilwhen, mainly because of public apathy, the club wound up its affairs and went out of existence.

It was a romantic dream of reliving tradition but was the charm of it all just a giant red herring? This event is set to be one of the most diverse parties in the capital this summer. But Justice Hammond rejected the club's arguments, calling them a "last ditch" effort, and ordered them to pay the council as yet undecided costs.

In the Club conceived the idea of building a new course at Trentham. No trotting meetings were held for the next two years, but in Trentham hotel proprietor Francis McGovern called a meeting of those interested in the sport, and the result was the formation of the Upper Hutt Trotting Club - the basis of the present Wellington Trotting Club, of which McGovern is recognised as the founder and first patron.

The name of the club was changed to the Wellington Racing Club into denote its status as Wellington's premier racing club. Whether you're into music, fashion or a bit of a flutter, Wellington Cup Day is sure to excite.

See also[ edit ] Thoroughbred racing in New Zealand for tables containing recent winners of major Wellington and other New Zealand thoroughbred races. The new Trentham Racecourse held its first meeting on 20 January Several horsewomen were active in harness events around New Zealand in early days; the most prominent of these was Bella Button, who drove her own gelding Star to win the opening event of the Ashburton Trotting Club's first registered meeting in Two of them had only won one race.

Maybe as soon as Wellington Harness Racing Club took the council to court, betting on being able to convince the judge that part of the park had to be set aside for racing under the terms of a historic trust. Wellington Cup greats Castletown and Great Sensation would have been turning in their graves had they seen the field for the th running of the race on Saturday.

A thoroughbred horse is something to behold, and who knows, you may even win a buck or three thousand. For a number of years in the s it held colourful meetings on the Island Bay Parade and at Miramar Park at Kilbirnie.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing but if the quality of the race cannot be improved then maybe it is time to wave the white flag and revert back to a mile-and-a-half. When it was demoted, Alasdair Robertson, chief executive of Race Group, which run the racing side of the Wellington Racing Club, was confident the quality would be improved in and beyond because the change in distance had come too late for some horses.Big Sunday Meeting for Wellington Race Club.

By Tony Megahey at Racing NSW. Recent city TAB Highway contenders Ryan Bloodstock and the Cameron Crockett stable provide the strongest push into Sunday’s booming Wellington TAB meeting where champion regional jockey Greg Ryan has stood down from a full book with injury.

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History The Wellington Racing The Wellington Racing Club book began racing at Hutt Park but moved to Trentham at the beginning of the 20th century. A scheme for the development of acres at Trentham was put to the management committee in August The first Wellington Cup was raced in The Wellington Cup is a Group 3 Thoroughbred horse race in New Zealand held annually in late January at Trentham Racecourse in Trentham by the Wellington Racing Club The Wellington Racing Club responded to the downgrade by reducing the distance to Location: Trentham Racecourse, Trentham.

Wellington Race Results. Racenet records all official Wellington race results dating pdf to To view the result of a past Wellington meeting, click on the date below and you will find a complete set of results including margins, time, track condition, breeding and more.Wellington Racing Club, Trentham, New Zealand.

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